While many Florida parents are careful when considering which toys to buy for their children, the toys distributed with children's meals at fast food franchises are seldom inspected for potential dangers. However, considering that these gifts are giveaways, they are not likely to be of the highest quality. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently warned parents about the personal injury hazard posed by toys that were enclosed in Happy Meals from McDonald's.
Hello Kitty figurines were placed in Happy Meals during recent weeks. The figurine can be opened to reveal a lollipop in the shape of a heart, along with a removable whistle. Two incidents of children coughing up bits of the whistles have been reported, with one child requiring medical attention. It is believed that the children sucked small parts out of the whistles when attempting to make noise.